Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
HORNBROOK, Major Alfred
Served as officer in British Legion in Spain 1837. Arrived in Wellington on the Oriental in 1840 and was at first engaged in business. During 1850 established the Mitre Inn in Lyttelton, then took up land in Canterbury. His Mt. Pleasant station was one of the earliest in Canterbury and he and his brother William c.1857 bought three other properties. He represented Port Victoria [Lyttelton] on the Canterbury Provincial Council 1862–71: was on the executive 1869–70.